Msg#: 3778914 posted 5:34 am on Nov 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
there is no sure way to determine the "publishing date" but you can sometimes get clues by looking at the HTTP Response headers such as Last-Modified. if you are requesting an actual file that is being served, this date has a chance of being correct. with dynamically served content, you get whatever.
Msg#: 3778914 posted 9:40 am on Nov 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
I'd FTP into the site...
I am curious, why the question as to creation date? If this is "mine came before yours" just proceed that way and let the chips fall where they may. If you are looking for "orphaned" content the proceed at peril.
Frankly, I don't care about creation dates UNLESS IT IS MY CONTENT SCRAPPED SOMEWHERE ELSE. In which case I have alternative methods of proving which came first.